Interesting Stories and Facts About Marilyn Monroes Death by J.D. RockefellerMarilyn Monroe was found dead in the early hours of 5th August 1962, lying face down in her bed, naked and with her hands by her side. Autopsy reports stated that the popular Hollywood star had died of barbiturate overdose.
The body was discovered when her housekeeper noticed that Monroe’s bedroom light was on around midnight. After knocking on the door a few times and getting no answer, she called Monroe’s psychiatrist, who arrived and broke through the window to find her dead body. The police arrived at 4:30 a.m.
Despite the fact that the coroner ruled the death as a result of drug overdose, many conspiracy theories have been proposed. Many people believe that the death was not an overdose, but a murder.
This book is an attempt to look at Monroe’s death, how it happened, and the many conspiracy theories floating around even 50 years after her death.
Oasis: 50 facts about Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, Had she not passed away in at the age of 36, what might she be doing now? Would she have continued acting? Become Mrs. Joe DiMaggio for the second time, as he claimed?
She was an icon when she was alive and an icon after she died. While we all know her name, here are a few things you may not have known about Norma Jeane Mortenson, better known to us all as Marilyn Monroe. On her birth certificate, her legal name is Norma Jeane Mortenson, and her father is listed as Edward Mortenson. Regardless, Edward and Gladys were separated months before Monroe would have been conceived. It also seems that Monroe has the facial features of Gifford pictured below than those of Mortensen pictured above. The story goes deeper. Monroe said that her mom would frequently show her pictures of her dad but said that no one could be certain who he was; however, the man in the photos looked like Clark Gable.
Although Old Hollywood legends and royal princesses alike may have been revered for their enviable style and penchant for luxury, they also grappled with troubled upbringings and tumultuous relationships throughout their lifetimes. Delving past the curtain of glamorous celebrity, Secret Moments is a series humanizing the icons of yesterday. It's well-known that Marilyn Monroe's birth name was Norma Jean Baker, but do you know how she got her stage name? Click through the gallery to learn 20 fascinating facts about the Old Hollywood bombshell. Throughout her childhood, she had 11 foster parents. Monroe married her first husband, Jim Dougherty, when she was 16 years old. They were married for four years.
No matter how many try to take the mantle, Marilyn Monroe remains the ultimate classic Hollywood story, equal parts glamorous and tragic. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson in , she had a heartbreaking childhood before making her way to the worlds of pin-up modeling and eventually, Hollywood. On top of that, she modeled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe. Her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair. And later, when she was famous and had to hide from the press? She signed into hotels as Zelda Zonk and into a psychiatric clinic as Faye Miller.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt at her home in Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, , yet she's remained an unforgettable icon for more than half a century. As with many pop-culture figures, some overly hyped aspects of Marilyn's story—such as her reputation as a "dumb blonde" and the mystery around her death—have often overshadowed other aspects of her legacy. In order to better remember Marilyn, here are six fascinating facts about her life that reveal a more nuanced picture of the real woman behind the legend. During the war, she went to work in a factory that made military drones; there, she was discovered by a photographer searching for subjects to inspire the troops.